I was recently “tagged” on Facebook and the rules are that once you've been tagged, you’re supposed to write 25 random things about yourself.
Here are my 25 things.
1. I would love to be as tall and as thin as it says I am on my driver’s license.
2. Even though my girls are now teenagers, I go in their room every night and check on them.
3. I rarely sleep past 4am, regardless of when I go to bed.
4. At 53 I often think that two thirds of my life (at least) is behind me.
5. When many people were avoiding the draft, I enlisted in the army at 17.
6. I enlisted on Pearl Harbor Day.
7. Folks would laugh if they saw how I acted with my dogs.
8. I never learned to swim or ice skate, but made sure my children did.
9. I love the Simpsons.
10. My favorite Christmas movie is “A Christmas Carol”.
11. My favorite non-Christmas movie would be “Shawshank Redemption”.
12. I think the best movie I ever saw was “Sixth Sense”.
13. Reality shows that have the goal of ending up alone on an island counting your money is not even close to winning. I would rather be penniless with my friends.
14. Some bumper stickers are true, mean people do suck.
15. To teach myself patience I will often get in the longest line at the grocery store.
16. I met my wife while I was on a date with another woman.
17. I am no fan of the cold and snow; I often fantasize about being a snow bird.
18. I love Disney.
19. Most of my friends don’t know I did a jazz radio show.
20. Writing my blog has turned out to be waaaaay more fun than I thought it would be.
21. I don’t “get” sushi.
22. I love nature shows.
23. How government works makes no sense to me. Like the bank bailout - instead of giving the banks billions of dollars, give the money to us, we pay off our credit cards, car loans, and mortgages. People are saved from bankruptcy, get to keep their homes, and the banks still get their money - everyone wins.
24. Is it me or is every other TV commercial about erectile dysfunction?
25. The most embarrassing thing I ever did was 45 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was (around 7) visiting my dad, his new wife had just had a baby, there was a big family dinner to celebrate, and my job was to set the table. Well, being the brainiac that I was thought that my stepmom was coming home from the hospital and needed clean conditions and I had seen a big box in the bathroom that said “Sanitary Napkins” so I grabbed an armful and put one under every single fork on the table (Keep in mind this was in the 60’s and those “napkins” were the size of a twin bed). You can just imagine the reaction when everyone came into the dining room.